Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, and attached railings


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Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Queen's Avenue


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Statutory Address:
Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, Queen's Avenue

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

City of Stoke-on-Trent (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 86442 51304


SJ 85 SE 613-1/2/164

STOKE ON TRENT TUNSTALL Queen's Avenue (south east side) Roman Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart, and attached railings

II Roman Catholic Church. 1925-1930. By J.S Brocklesby, completed by P J Ryan, the parish priest. Rusticated stone with copper domed roofs. North west tower, nave with two aisles, chancel and ambulatory. Romanesque Basilica style.

Northwest tower with round-arched doorway in north wall and tiers of blank arcading over, elongated in second stage. Bell chamber lights also form part of an arcaded tier. Pilaster buttresses at angles form small pinnacles to parapet. Giant archway to west door with chevron moulding, frieze and round-arched window above, all contained beneath giant archway. Interlaced arcading in stepped gable, and decorated round stair turret to south west. Nave divided into bays by deep buttresses over the flat roofed aisles. Each bay contains three round-arched windows in the aisle, and a tier of three-lights to the clerestory. A series of three domes form the roof. Apsidal east end with ambulatory. The church is bounded on the north by a low stone wall with wrought-iron railings with geometric Art Nouveau detailing.

INTERIOR arcades of clustered, banded shafts. A series of side altars in the north aisle, and the main altar, all marble, richly decorated with inlay and mosaic. Simply carved bench ends. Much of the labour of building the church, and some of the internal decoration said to have been provided by the parishioners themselves during the Depression.

Listing NGR: SJ8644251304


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Stafford, (1963)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Staffordshire, (1974), 265


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 10 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03970/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Clive Shenton. Source Historic England Archive
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